Originally Posted by twall
Me and another manager in my league have been trying to make a trade to no avail,
Originally Posted by cdubb
I am the other GM.
Ah ok - now we have both on here.
Well firstly, I would have to say that no matter what we suggest, it'll come down to your own needs and evaluations. That being said, if you do want the forum's help to make suggestions, it would help to know what the negotiations have been like already, including what has been proposed. If you are far apart in valuations/philosophy, then it'll take more than us making suggestions.
Generally speaking, you need to keep negotiations focused on what you both are trying to achieve. It's one thing to say a) looking for a centre vs b) looking for a defenseman. People value players, categories, roster structure differently so that needs to be the focus before throwing out more names. For example, cdubb, you saying that you are willing to punt FOW means Toews' value could change, because it's down to your needs.
I suggest you sort out that first between yourselves, unless that is already clear. But give us more information so we're not making stabs in the dark.